Luck Shouldn't Be Part of Your Storage Management Strategy

I always find it interesting when customers ask practical questions and get theoretical answers. This happens often, but nowhere more than around the performance and availability of storage systems.

Having attended the school of hard knocks, customers are really asking whether the system will be there when they need it. The answers they often get are both theoretical and full of caveats – almost as if contrived to limit liability.

When I talk to customers about this, I talk about operational availability. It’s the “measurement of how long a system has been available to use when compared with how long it should have been available to be used,” or so says Wikipedia. But while some storage systems might have an operational availability up to 10 years, the reality is that advances in technology and what people need or want to do with their data are responsible for the scourges known as the forklift upgrade and data migration.

When I talk to customers about this, I talk about operational availability. It’s the “measurement of how long a system has been available to use when compared with how long it should have been available to be used,” or so says Wikipedia. But while some storage systems might have an operational availability up to 10 years, the reality is that advances in technology and what people need or want to do with their data are responsible for the scourges known as the forklift upgrade and data migration.

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  • Programmatically initiated change (allocating/deallocating application storage)
  • Administratively initiated change (changes to policy)
  • Planned or unplanned removal or addition of resources (failures/scaling)
  • Quality of Service (internally initiated change to optimize QoS)
  1. Programmatically initiated change (allocating/deallocating application storage)
  2. Administratively initiated change (changes to policy)
  3. Planned or unplanned removal or addition of resources (failures/scaling)
  4. Quality of Service (internally initiated change to optimize QoS)

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